SOURCE: Carbon Design Systems

December 07, 2010 09:00 ET

Carbon Adds Additional ARM Processor Content to Carbon IP Exchange

Web-Based Portal Offers Round-the-Clock Availability, Model Generation Capabilities With Carbon Model Studio

ACTON, MA--(Marketwire - December 7, 2010) - Carbon Design Systems™, a leading supplier of tools for the automatic creation, validation and deployment of system-level models, today announced December 20 availability of implementation-accurate models of the ARM Cortex™-A5 and the ARM Cortex™-M4 processors.

Models are available through Carbon IP Exchange for designers using SoC Designer Plus. Carbon IP Exchange is a recently introduced web-based portal with round-the-clock availability where models are generated directly from ARM's register transfer level (RTL) code using Carbon Model Studio. Models are constructed to ensure proper configurations and made available for secure download. Processor models can be used with Carbon's SoC Designer Plus virtual platform and feature interactive debugging using ARM's Realview Debugger. Other features include semi-hosting, program loading and detailed hardware/software profiling.

Availability and Pricing
Models are available at no charge for existing SoC Designer Plus users. Pricing for other environments starts at $10,000. Carbon IP Exchange is found at:

About Carbon Design Systems
Carbon Design Systems connects hardware and software teams with a unified virtual platform that offers 100% accuracy for architectural analysis and performance analysis, and 100s of MIPs performance for pre-silicon firmware and software development. Its solutions are based on open industry standards, including SystemC, IP-XACT, Verilog, VHDL, OSCI TLM, MDI, SCML, CASI, CADI and CAPI. Systems, semiconductor and IP companies rely on Carbon products for a range of applications that wireless, networking, and consumer electronics. Carbon is headquartered at 125 Nagog Park, Acton, Mass., 01720. Telephone: (978) 264-7300. Facsimile: (978) 264-9990. Email: Website:

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Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Bill Neifert
    Vice President of Business Development
    Carbon Design Systems
    (978) 264-7302
    Email Contact